The East Stroudsburg University of PA presented their Music Department’s 2010 Winter Choral Concert on Wednesday December 8th in The Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall at their Fine and Performing Arts Center. The program consisted of performances given by the A Cappella Ensemble and The Concert Choir under the direction of Prof. James Maroney with Pauline Fox serving as musical accompanist. The well attended event featured the voices derived from members of the campus community along with those individuals residing in the surrounding area.
Although those who participated in the program came from many different places and experiences, their common love for music and vocal performance united them into one voice with each variation complimenting its tonal qualities. This love served to enhance the selection of compositions selected for the evening’s presentation which ranged from the A Cappella Ensemble’s rendition of the combined traditional pieces titled, “Amazing Grace” and “Promised Land” with a soloist performance given by Karen Guilliams to the Classical pieces sung by the entire choir such as “Lux Autumque” composed by Eric Whitacre. The number of those lending their voices were too many to attempt naming in this article, but those who are reading this article and were part of this choral event are welcomed to share their experiences and reflections of the concert. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society Music 2010 Gallery at www.myspace.com/forwardian_arts.
Future concerts and recitals presented by The East Stroudsburg University of PA Department of Music will include their Winter Band Concert on Monday December 13th at 7:30pm and a Student Voice Recitals featuring the students of James Maroney and Wendy Grice on Tuesday December 14th. Rehearsals for the Spring 2011 Semester Choral Performance begin Tuesday January 18th and all those who would like to participate in the program are welcomed to attend. The performance will take place Wednesday April 27th. Please contact The East Stroudsburg University Department of Music at 570-422-3483 for more information.